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  • Pick Tennessee Products Partners with Homegrown By Heroes

    Tennessee Department of Agriculture’s (TDA) Pick Tennessee Products (PTP) program has joined together with Homegrown By Heroes to better promote local agricultural products produced by Tennessee farmer veterans. The Homegrown By Heroes label is the official farmer U.S. military veteran branding program. Administered by the National Farmer Veteran Coalition, it certifies ranchers, farmers, and fishermen…


  • College Bound Students Increasing in Tennessee

    The Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) announced significant momentum today in increasing the state’s college-going rate, highlighted by a 2.4 percentage point increase for the class of 2023 over the class of 2022. The state’s 56.7% college-going rate for the class of 2023 represents the largest year-over-year increase since the initial implementation of the tuition-free…


  • Law Enforcement Asks for Public Assistance

    UPDATE: Suspect taken into custody Tuesday by law enforcement in Putnam County On June 30m at approximately 6:15 a.m. while on patrol in Smith County at the Buffalo Valley Rest Area on I-40, Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Troopers were investigating a suspicious vehicle parked at the rest area. A trooper approached the vehicle and observed…


  • July 4 Travelers in Tennessee Won’t be Delayed by Construction

    Road construction won’t slow motorists across Tennessee over the July 4 holiday.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) will suspend all construction-related lane closures on interstates and state routes beginning at noon on Wednesday, July 3 through 6:00 a.m. on Monday, July 8 to provide maximum roadway capacity for holiday travelers. AAA predicts record travel…


  • Multi-Agency Effort Nets Multiple Arrests in Warren County

    Nearly 50 people were arrested after a months-long operation aimed at stopping the use and sales of drugs in the Warren County area, District Attorney General Chris Stanford said in a news release on Sunday morning. The operation, dubbed Operation NeverEnding Story, targeted the use and sales of methamphetamine, fentanyl and other addictive and dangerous…


  • Bridge Work Prompts Traffic Shift on Interstate 24 in Coffee County

    Drivers traveling on I-24 in Coffee County should be aware of upcoming road construction activities that will have an impact on traffic. As part of the bridge replacement project on I-24 at SR 2 in Coffee County, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) contract crews will shift interstate traffic nightly (from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am)…


  • May Severe Weather Brings Request for Federal Assistance

    Gov. Bill Lee has requested a Major Disaster Declaration from President Joe Biden for Tennessee counties that were impacted by the severe weather and tornadoes on May 8-9, 2024. “Federal disaster assistance will bring much-needed economic relief and resources to help our communities and fellow Tennesseans recover from the devastation of these storms,” said Gov.…